Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
London > Central London
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 178 222 225
Rank change year-on-year +44 +3 -43
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 70 67
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.46% 0.78% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 5.20% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 47 50
Median daily rate £408 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.12% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £189 £166 £183
90th Percentile £566 £554 £526
London median daily rate £383 £425 £359
% change year-on-year -10.00% +18.30% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.50% -
London median hourly rate £26.48 £19.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +39.37% +1.60% +13.21%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 795 1,347 1,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.37% 14.98% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 903 905
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £262 £263 £270
90th Percentile £663 £675 £688
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 42
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.18 £22.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.25% -4.84% +24.05%
10th Percentile £19.17 £17.50 £18.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.00 £53.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -24.15%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Central London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Central London region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +32 22 £415 -10.66% 26
City of Westminster +17 2 £213 -
Microsoft Certification
London

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (66.67%) Windows
3 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 11 (45.83%) Finance
4 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
5 9 (37.50%) Azure
5 9 (37.50%) MCSE
5 9 (37.50%) MCSA
5 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco
6 7 (29.17%) ITIL
6 7 (29.17%) SQL
6 7 (29.17%) VMware
7 6 (25.00%) Office 365
7 6 (25.00%) .NET
7 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
8 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (20.83%) DHCP
8 5 (20.83%) DNS
8 5 (20.83%) Citrix
8 5 (20.83%) MCITP
8 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
9 4 (16.67%) Terraform
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (16.67%) Degree
9 4 (16.67%) Fat Client

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Azure
2 6 (25.00%) Office 365
3 3 (12.50%) Power Platform
4 2 (8.33%) AWS
5 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (4.17%) G Suite
5 1 (4.17%) IaaS
5 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DHCP
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) SAN
3 3 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
4 2 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.17%) NAS
5 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.17%) Skype
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VPLS
5 1 (4.17%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (16.67%) DTS
3 4 (16.67%) Essbase
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (12.50%) OLAP
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (12.50%) Power BI
5 1 (4.17%) OLTP
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.17%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Applications Developer
1 4 (16.67%) Applications Support
1 4 (16.67%) Developer
1 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Developer
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
1 4 (16.67%) SSIS Developer
1 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (8.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) IT Support
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (4.17%) Junior IT Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Junior IT Support
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.33%) Node.js
4 1 (4.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 4 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.17%) Cloud Native
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.17%) Handset
3 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (4.17%) CentOS
7 1 (4.17%) Solaris
7 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.50%) DevOps
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) ITSM
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) Analytics
6 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
4 4 (16.67%) C#
5 3 (12.50%) VB
5 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (8.33%) Java
6 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.33%) Python
7 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) MCSA
1 9 (37.50%) MCSE
2 5 (20.83%) MCITP
3 4 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (12.50%) CCNA
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (12.50%) MCP
5 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) CCA
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.17%) MCTS
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) vSphere
2 3 (12.50%) XenApp
2 3 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (4.17%) Docker
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Terraform
2 2 (8.33%) Ansible
3 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.17%) PowerCLI
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
4 4 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (16.67%) Hyperion
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) Sybase
5 2 (8.33%) 3PAR
5 2 (8.33%) Meraki
6 1 (4.17%) Adobe
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) NVIDIA
6 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.17%) ShoreTel
6 1 (4.17%) Splunk
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec